The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a high demand for American Sign Language interpreters, according to Texas Tech’s Daily Toreador, and demand will continue to grow by 19 percent from 2018 to 2028.
Staff writer Graciela Vasquez quotes John Hill, a deaf ASL instructor at Texas Tech: “There’s a high demand for fluent ASL interpreters. For my doctorate, I am currently working on my dissertation, which focuses on the high demand of interpreters and how qualified interpreters impact deaf children in K-12 settings.”
“There are a lot of perks that come with a person who is fluent in ASL,” according to Hill.
Hill says it takes five to seen years of study to become truly fluent in ASL.